Tag Archive for trust

Internet of Broken Things

A couple years back, in 2014, Ward Cunningham wrote a piece on wiki called “Internet of Broken Things”. After dealing with the failure of a home sensor network he wrote: This is how the… Source: Internet of Broken Things This…

University students, you are being watched

You are being watched and tracked “to help understand learning processes” – really???? And if I wanted to do this for a research project, rather than for business purposes (student “engagement” is about student retention, which means students continuing to be…

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon. Source: The man who studies the spread of ignorance (via Stephen Downes) Apparently there is whole area…

Five mini book reviews:  – Daniel Willingham

http://www.amazon.com/review/R115YBHMM18J48/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0300166311&nodeID=283155&store=books via Five mini book reviews:  – Daniel Willingham. Note the somewhat unenthusiastic response to dana boyd, and there is also a link in the comments to this review and comments on this review. I didn’t see that boyd’s work…

Can you spot a psychopath?

Can you spot a psychopath?. At heart, Hare’s test is simple: a list of 20 criteria, each given a score of 0 (if it doesn’t apply to the person), 1 (if it partially applies) or 2 (if it fully applies).…

Publishing gibberish …

Publishing gibberish (via Nature.com) Depressing article on how hundreds of papers have been withdrawn from peer-reviewed conference proceedings because they were generated by a software program that strings together random phrases of scientific sounding stuff.

Google faces

Googling for faces in maps of the earth (via Stephen Downes) The way we perceive our environment is a complex procedure. By the help of our vision we are able to recognize friends within a huge crowd, approximate the speed…